My first experience to JoJo was, along with a subset of other people, the Sega Dreamcast port of the Capcom arcade fighter. It was wonderful. But I didn’t really know what it was at all. I let it go.
But if it truly loves you… It will come back.
Like a lot of other people I mainly got into JoJo with the new 2012 anime, specifically through CrunchyRoll. From there I ended up reading ahead, and I have now gratefully consumed up to the current point. I love everything about it, and you should too. That’s why I’m playing a fangame!
So what is JJBA: The 7th Stand User?
I’ve always had a soft spot for fangames, though I don’t play nearly as many as I read about. I think that kind of passion is the coolest. Not many get finished though, so it’s always a special thing when a fangame gets a full release.
It was made in RPG Maker 2000, and has a distinctive Game Boy-esque black and white style.
The same team are currently working on a similar fangame for Diamond is Unbreakable called Fate is Unbreakable - check them out here: http://7su2.tumblr.com/
7th Stand User retells the story of Stardust Crusaders, with some of its own twists and addition (both original and as references to JoJo’s other parts), but most importantly inserts YOU into the story. Your stand is the result of a personality test, and are all original creations. It’s pretty complicated and there are a tonne of options, but you can read about them all here: http://7thjojo.wikia.com/wiki/Personality_Evaluation It’d be great to know what readers got as their own stands – we’ll be playing through with Adam Ant.
What’ll the LP be like?
This playthrough is blind, but I’ll be using my knowledge of JoJo to make my own observations, as well as using a guide periodically for myself to try and make sure I don’t miss any of the game’s optional bosses.
We’re already 10 updates in at the time of porting to the LP Zone. I’ll be updating pretty regularly. I’ll try to make at least once or twice a week, but that may need to drop down from time to time if I get especially busy with life (c’est la vie).
For my own commentary I’ll try to avoid going into spoilers ahead of Stardust Crusaders, but there are some references for future parts that come up that I have to comment on. I’ll try not to really ever go into a tonne of detail or anything, though.
As for you guys, feel free to post JoJo spoilers and stuff as long as they are spoiler tagged! Also, as the game is a free fangame, feel free to play along and give your own thoughts on the game – that’d be really interesting to hear!
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